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    Hiding lines of particular elements in a plan view

    I have a beam family and I wonder, if there is any possibility to hide highlighted lines in all views? I can't match properities by using linework tool on particular element, to spread it, in other elements. I wonder, if there is any tool which allows me to hide that lines?

    Using linework tool in each element, in all plan views are going to be annoying.

    SS 1 shows which line, SS 2 shows that line in elevation view.

    Autodesk should provide us, with option, to use linework, in family enviroment, to set a plan view of a family.
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    In your family for that chamfered element, add a new line type (as a sub category Under the existing line types) (go to manage, object styles, and do this here) Make sure once you do that, you insert the family into your test project (or current project) with the changes made, and save the file also is a good idea. Make your lines that show the chamfer show in this new line type.

    Now in your view in the project, you will need to edit the visibility options, and Under imported categories (I think) you should be able to hide this linetype entirely by just unticking the box.
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    Great idea, thank you, but I have a problem with using it. Tabbing and selecting one line, to change it's subcategory causes that all lines are drawn with that line type. I can't edit sketchs line subcategory.

    Could you tell me, how can I assign subcategory to particular lines?

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    I'm just wondering how you managed this chamfer now, can you link the family so I can have a look? Then I can tell you if what I suggested is actually possible

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    Sure.

    Thank you for your time!
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    Ok so the way you have done it, does not allow you any control on the visibility.
    It's not wrong the way you've done it, it works but if you want to control the visibility I suggest that you instead use void elements to cut the chamfers, and set them to only be visible at high detail level, rather than always visible.

    This will essentially mean in élévations unless you set detail level to high, you should only see a rectangle with no chamfer...at least I think that should work.
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    Okay, thank you for your contribution and great tip with new line styles. I'll use voids to cut the chamfers.

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    It seems that void dosen't have any option to change it's subcategory. Any other solutions? I checked that in generic model family template
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    its in the properties box there, it says "visible" click on the elipsis to the right (the little box with the dots) and it will open up another box and there you can select the detail level at which it is visible

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    I tried to do that. The problem is, that I do not want display edges (chamfers) cut by void, and using void causes two things.

    1) Element is cut by void
    2) Element has his own geometry modified by void (chamfers)

    In the ss I shown that those lines are here because of #1 and #2.

    The chamfers are caused by void and cut option. Hiding void still leaves those edges and I'm not able to hide them. So, the problem is, to select those lines and hide it in plan view. I do not know how, even masking region is not helping with it.

    I attached generic family, with voids.
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